Sunday, May 10, 2015

Fresh Growth

 Crabapple blossoms

Ontario has experienced record heat this week so spring has suddenly hurried along, I think a tad too fast as I haven't been able to keep up with my photos and my gardens all at the same time! I would prefer a more leisurely pace but Mother Nature had other plans.

 Linden leaves

 Last of the pussy willows

Red-osier dogwood leaves

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42 comments:

Sandra said...

mother nature has a mind of her own and seems to have lost it completely this year.. gorgeous photos as always

eileeninmd said...

The weather does seem to be unpredictable.. Lovely blossoms and images. Happy Mother's Day to you! have a great day!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Pretty blossoms- have a super day!

Anvilcloud said...

Yes, the pace has been crazy. Love the dogwood pic.

Birdman said...

Spring has EXPLODED here too. Gonna be 82 on my deck today.

rainfield61 said...

Mother Nature tends to give surprises nowadays.

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous bursts!

Magia da Inês said...

╰✿づ Fotos lindas da mãe natureza.

FELIZ DIA DAS MÃES!!!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.

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✿✿ه° ·.

VP said...

Masterful shots, as always! We also had a sudden surge in temperature here, and spring looks almost like summer now...

Mary Hone said...

Spring is springing. Sp pretty.

Ginny said...

Beautiful, beautiful macros!! What is the first one? Maybe a crab apple? Everything is blooming here too. And I have to think: what will be left for summer?

Sylvia K said...

I think many of us have had an amazingly early Spring this year!! Everything is blooming here too and has been for weeks!! It is a colorful world here in Oregon and I do love it!! Looks as though you're experiencing the same! Such beautiful captures, as always, I do love the macros!! Have a beautiful day!!

Linda W. said...

Your first photo is a beauty!

Gwen said...

very pretty! Have a great day!

RedPat said...

Yes we seem to be in summer already, EG! Too fast for the blossoms.

William Kendall said...

Crabapple blossoms, so that's what they are. They are beautiful. We're seeing the blossoms in the trees here too. I'll have to photograph them before they go, though I have no idea when I'll feature them- the tulip festival's going to be taking up some time.

Amy at love made my home said...

It is amazing how when the plants start to grow, gosh they surely do get on and grow don't they!! xx

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful photos. We had warm days and now are back to cold.

Felicia said...

beautiful.

Randy said...

Love the first and the last shot.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous images!

handmade by amalia said...

Lovely photos! Nature sure is giddy this spring.
Amalia
xo

Kathy said...

Ours crabapples and dogwoods are long gone. We were above 80 today and warily looking at the clouds in view of all the tornados that have been around lately. I hope we continue to dodge the bullet. I'm not sure you observe Mother's Day in Canada, but if so, and if not, happy Mother's Day, Tina!

Rose said...

These are so sharp! And beautiful.

Leora said...

What a lovely selection! I'm not too fond of heat, so I enjoyed the cold spring. Seems to be gone, oh well.

Michelle said...

I do like the photo of the Dogwood leaves!

Cloudia said...

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Jack said...

The crabapple blossoms are delightful. Your dogwood is quite different than the ones I have in my West Hartford yard. I have the original (cornus florida) and two newer ones (kousa) but neither looks like that.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

It's lovely to see different colors on the leaves.

llandudnopictures said...

Great collection, its amazing what a blast of sunshine and heat can do to accelerate growth!

Halcyon said...

I remember Ontario springs as being very short. Hope you enjoyed it. Summer is here!!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the crabapple blossoms!

DeniseinVA said...

Fabulous!

maryaustria said...

Amazing photos! Love the light too!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It has been warm, until today!!!!
Love your close-ups!

Donna said...

Fabulous trees and the linden leaves on my young tree look just like this now...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Mother Nature has her own timetable, that's for sure. Beautiful flowers -- and memories for me (cuz it just goes from cooler summer to hotter summer here, no spring).

cieldequimper said...

I bet these make you really happy! Lovely macros!

Indrani said...

The focus is excellent in these! Great pics.

NC Sue said...

How lovely!
I hope you'll link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-walk-on-beach.html

Alexa T said...

Unpredictable nature and weather, indeed!! Lovely images, aspects of buds, fresh leaves and so sweet pretty pink blooms... So have a great sunny Spring in MAy!!

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful photos Tina..I agree, it got so hot and then everything was blooming and leafing out...Michelle

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